NTSB Identification: CHI07LA249.
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Accident occurred Sunday, July 08, 2007 in Webster, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/28/2008
Aircraft: Cessna C-177, registration: N2292Y
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The airplane was substantially damaged during a hard landing following an aborted takeoff. The pilot reported that the run-up, takeoff roll, and lift-off were normal. He stated that upon reaching a height about equal to the surrounding trees, the airplane settled due to a "loss of full power, wind condition or some other factor." He stated that he pulled power and executed a hard landing near the end of the runway. He did not report the direction used for the takeoff. The pilot reported that witnesses on a nearby golf course said that the airplane did not sound right.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The loss of engine power for an undetermined reason, and the pilot's misjudged flare during the subsequent forced landing.

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